The Tata Nexon
Tata Motors First Compact SUV- The Tata Nexon
The Nexon was first exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show and is the first solid SUV in India that has been devised by Tata Motors. This 4 meter offering has the latest stylish body and a design arrangement that is novel as its interior is added with advanced petrol plus diesel engines along with a modern 6-speed gearbox.
This quick selling SUV is fitted with turbocharged engines for 1.2 litre petrol and diesel for 1.5 litre. Packed with three modes of drive that is City, Eco & Sport and its headlights comprise of daytime running lights plus projectors.
The side contour of the Nexon is its signature statement with its satin white encasing that gives it a compact shoulder line and the roofline drops down like a coupe SUV. The selection of a dark metallic grey shade for the roof makes it unique and the wheels of 16 inch are perfected with a diamond cut and two tone black pattern.
When you first view the Nexon, you instantly get to see its bright red or blue shades and its X-factor touch with the satin white outlining.
The dashboard of the Nexon sports a new look and its 6.5 inch front screen stands without any support and is high definition with a latest user interface. The infotainment system uses android auto car play of apple. Another special detail is the Harman audio system with 8 terrific speakers. The double tone dashboard has a half black upper portion and beige colored lower half with a big middle plastic slab midway. The central console enclosing the audio plus the climate regulating knobs have a glossy black make over. The instrument gauge makes convenient reading and also the buttons.
The storage area in the central console is enough along with a sliding cover that is retractable but cup holders are missing! Instead, there is a tiny storage groove for drenched umbrellas within the door panels along with a water recess to seep out any water that has drained inside the doors. The door cards can adequately store large water bottles. The glove box has a tray to keep your iPad and the tray is detachable and can fold up as an eating table though eating inside the car should not be advised. The boot area is ranked at 350 litres, that is greater compared to Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, that figures as its rivals.
Both the diesel and petrol engine is latest. Basically, the 3 cylinder 1.2 litre engine is similar to Tigor and Tiago models, but has an extra turbocharger. Its power gets increased from 84 to 108bhp and the torque hikes from 114 till 170 Nm.
It gives you a better driving dynamics, and has a good ride aspect in higher as well as lower speed. Its chassis balance is great and the safety features includes two airbags and ABS as common for all variants. Moreover, the ABS supported brakes are enough for the Nexon and the subcompact SUV stops under emergency or general braking promptly. The tractable engine immediately attracts attention and the Nexon smoothly pulls from a low 1,400 rpm easily. Such adaptability results from the 260 Nm torque derived from 1,500 rpm and makes it convenient to drive in traffic with no requirement of downshifting constantly. The engine revolves till 4,500 rpm and you find a moderate power wave post 2000rpm.
The five variants of Nexon comprises of XE, XM,XT, XZ+ and XZ+. Its petrol variant bears a 17kmpl mileage and the diesel trims performs at 21.5kmpl. The climate control is automatic with back AC outlet. You get five outer colour choices- Moroccan Blue, Glasgow Grey, Vermont Red, Seattle Silver and Calgary White.
Multiple Modes Of Driving
The Nexon’s Eco, City and Sport driving modes has its own power and torque statistics, clearly changes the performance factors and also influences fuel efficiency. Sport mode is certainly, the best to use more so when you want to get every single bit of performance. However, for general or City mode operation is well suited for relaxed motoring.
The solid chassis, effective brakes and the powerful grip of its 215/60 R16 tyres delivers enough assurance across corner. Simply operate on a rhythm and maintain the engines within their capacity and you will get the best with regard to fuel efficiency.
A look at the Nexon will give you a fair idea that Tata Motors has created a rival worth noticing to the types of the Ford EcoSport and the high-on demand Maruti Vitara Brezza.